Flying into Fall: Theatre NDSU’s Newest Season

Last year, Theatre NDSU wowed its audiences with the historical musical “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Tennessee Williams’s classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” a modern remake of “Romeo and Juliet” and the regional debut of “The Christians.”

In its upcoming season, Theatre NDSU aspires to recreate its previous success with some classics and an imaginative original.

Peter Pan

October 20 – 22

Opening the 2016-17 season is J. M. Barrie’s 1904 story “Peter Pan”.

The musical adventure will follow Wendy Darling’s adventures with Neverland native Peter Pan. Wendy and Peter fight Captain Hook, learn to fly and remind us of the joys of childhood.

Theatre NDSU is adding a little pixie dust to the production, complete with a flying Peter and Wendy. They will also increase their stage size, moving from Askanase to Festival Concert Hall for this production.

The first play of the season will be a must for all students. Theatre NDSU’s “Peter Pan” will add music and magic to an already ageless classic.

Goldilocks Zone

December 1 – 3, 7 – 10

The second production from Theatre NDSU will be entirely new and completely created by Theatre NDSU students.

Created for theater and science lovers alike, “Goldilocks Zone” will combine the arts and science to take the audience from earth to outer space.

“Goldilocks Zone” will incorporate more than a traditional staged production by being “immersive, innovative and educational” for its audience.

Songs for a New World

February 25 – 27, March 1 – 4

Unlike the typical musical, “Songs for a New World” does not center on a single story line but rather the arcs of its four central characters.

Music enthusiasts will really enjoy this musical with its extensive and intricate score.

“Songs for a New World” will be an exciting change of pace for Theatre NDSU as well as theater enthusiasts and new fans alike.

The Odyssey

April 27 – 29, May 3 – 6

Iconic female playwright Mary Zimmerman’s “The Odyssey” will hit the NDSU stage in late spring.

Zimmerman’s interpretation of “The Odyssey” puts the main character in an unusual position as the goddess Athena helping Odysseus venture back home.

For its last production, Theatre NDSU collaborated with other universities in the area to stage Zimmerman’s works: MSUM with “Metamorphosis” and Concordia with “Secret in the Wings.”

Beginning and ending with a classic, but adding interesting twists, the 2016 – 17 Theatre NDSU season is not something to miss.

For more information, refer to Abigail Gilbert’s article on The Spectrum website or the Theatre NDSU page.

Student tickets are free with an NDSU ID.

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